The Kenai Peninsula Borough (KPB) Office of Emergency Management (OEM) was established by ordinance for coordination of disaster management between the Borough, the State of Alaska, other municipalities, and response and recovery organizations. The OEM also provides administrative support to the Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC).

The KPB has experienced earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, avalanches, floods, tsunami, fires and winter storms. Brochures, fact sheets and checklists are available from the links on the left or by contacting our office. We hope you will familiarize yourself with emergency preparedness.

The KPB OEM has the primary responsibility for disaster management programs and activities. The overall objectives for OEM are disaster mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery to all disaster incidents, whether natural or man-made. The KPB is an active location for natural disasters.

The Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) is made up of Borough citizens from all walks of life including industry, local government, police and fire representatives, and others concerned about emergency preparedness at all levels.

The OEM works in conjunction with the LEPC to keep the KPB Emergency Response Plan as a working document which provides a system to manage the preparation for, mitigation of, response to, and recovery from disaster emergencies.

The KPB, in cooperation with FEMA and the Alaska Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, has completed installation of a all hazard warning siren system in Homer, Seward, Nanwalek, Port Graham and Seldovia.

The KPB was the first government in the State of Alaska to offer the Community Alert Network (CAN), which is now Rapid Notify. This computerized phone warning system allows the Borough to notify many residents simultaneously of an impending disaster, or to provide other information. The ability to self register your cell phone in the Rapid Notify system is now available.

The OEM prepares and distributes emergency preparedness information to the public, informing them how to prepare for emergencies and the suitable actions that should be followed after emergency situations.

 

Kenai Peninsula Borough Office of Emergency Management
Emergency Response Center
253 Wilson Lane, Soldotna, AK  99669
907-262-4910 Office      907-714-2395 Fax
oem@kpb.us